Samuel Dalembert Denies His Own Team A Chance To Win

Imagine you were a big NBA fan and were posed this question.  Which NBA player goaltended his own team's buzzer-beating shot attempt after the buzzer sounded, thereby preventing his team from winning?  

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Something tells me you'd guess "Samuel Dalembert" pretty quickly.  The dude's been in the league for eight years and still makes plays that 15-year-olds would avoid.  Case in point: last night's game against the Mavericks.  Fast forward to the 49-second mark to see Dalembert swat away teammate Andre Iguodala's game-winning three-point attempt. 

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Dalembert apparently thought the shot was an alley-oopIguodala was apparently pissed (who wouldn't be) and coach Eddie Jordan somehow found a way to defend Dalembert's decision by saying the shot was going to miss anyway.  Guys, need I remind you that there were just 1.4 seconds left in the game.  (*cues Herm Edwards voice).  Hello!  

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Dysfunction, thy name is 76ers.  I hope nobody is still wondering why they're 5-13, have lost seven in a row, are desperate enough to give Allen Iverson a chance and have so little fan support that one blogger is starting a Bill Simmons-like campaign to become the team's head coach.

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